Your home’s siding does a lot for you and your family. It keeps you safe, provides excellent curb appeal, and protects your home from the elements. You should be able to trust your siding and not worry about the expense and hassle of maintaining it.
At Lifetime Exteriors, we understand the frustration of deteriorating siding. That’s why for ten years, we have helped homeowners in the Portland and Vancouver Metro areas know that their home is safe with dependable siding.
Although wood and vinyl are popular siding options, many homeowners are experiencing the exceptional benefits of fiber cement siding for their homes.
What Is Fiber Cement Siding?
Fiber cement siding is an extremely durable, cost-effective siding option. Fiber cement siding, made from cement, sand, and wood pulp, can withstand the powerful forces of weather, fire, moisture, and pests over time.
While vinyl siding tends to crack, warp, or split in extreme weather conditions, fiber cement siding is weather durable and resistant to becoming brittle or cracking.
Why Fiber Cement Siding Is Worth the Investment
Fiber cement siding offers many benefits to homeowners. Here are five excellent benefits that fiber cement siding provides for your Portland home:
Fiber cement siding is the most durable siding option on the market because of the strong materials that make up its composition. Unlike thin, breakable vinyl siding boards, fiber cement siding boards are thick and sturdy and can last for up to 50 years.
James Hardie siding is an excellent option for homeowners looking for a dependable siding brand that will last for years to come. James Hardie offers homeowners with a 30-year limited transferable product warranty and a 15-year finish warranty because they believe in the longevity of their siding products.
2. Damage Resistance
Not only is fiber cement siding durable; it is damage resistant. Fiber cement siding can:
- Withstand harsh weather conditions
- Repel pests and insects
- Resist fire and moisture
- Stand the test of time
James Hardie fiber cement siding is Engineered for Climate® and designed to last in any region or weather condition. You can rest assured that your James Hardie siding will last through snowstorms, high winds, and extreme temperatures.
3. Beautiful Appearance
Homeowners love the beauty and curb appeal that fiber cement siding adds to their home. Fiber cement siding offers homeowners a variety of textures and sizes to choose from that imitate the fashionable look of wood siding without the worry of maintenance or deterioration. Fiber cement siding also wears color well, making it easy to customize your home with a fresh coat of paint.
James Hardie siding offers ColorPlus® Technology for its fiber cement siding, which coats the fiber cement boards in a baked-on layer of paint. ColorPlus Technology makes the fiber cement siding UV resistant and less likely to fade than other paints. The color of your home will remain vibrant with ColorPlus Technology when other siding options begin to fade.
4. Low Maintenance
Fiber cement siding is easy for homeowners to maintain. A mild soap scrub and a rinse with a water hose every 6 to 12 months will keep your fiber cement siding spotless. Only after several years of wear and tear will homeowners discover the need for an occasional paint touch-up or re-caulking job.
Consider James Hardie fiber cement siding if you want to spend less time and money on maintenance than other siding options. Since James Hardie siding is extremely durable, homeowners will spend less money on maintenance and less time on home repairs.
5. Environmental Friendliness
Homeowners who are conscious of their carbon footprint will appreciate that fiber cement siding is an environmentally friendly option for their home.
James Hardie siding is both affordable and eco-friendly. James Hardie recycles water by utilizing water up to four times during the manufacturing process. Fiber cement siding is also made of sustainable materials like silica sand and Portland cement. Its makeup makes it more durable, which means fewer replacements and less waste in landfills.
Why You Should Work with Lifetime Exteriors to Install Your James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding
You shouldn’t have to worry about your home’s deteriorating siding. Instead, you should have the peace of mind that your siding is easy to care for and will keep you and your family safe for years to come.
Consider James Hardie siding for your Portland home to experience the benefits of durable, beautiful, and low-maintenance fiber cement siding. As a James Hardie Elite Preferred contractor, you can be confident that you will have a worry-free siding installation.
Contact us to learn more about fiber cement siding and to make the best decision for you and your family.